Hyperion Offering BI For The Masses
Hyperion plans to offer next year mini desktop applications that can deliver to customer employees selected information from the vendor's business intelligence platform.
Post Vista: Microsoft Hints At What Comes Next
When asked the other day about what's missing from Windows Vista, Steve Ballmer refused to be drawn into the discussion. "I don't choose to go down that path, sorry," he replied. At today's official launch of Vista in New York, however, Ballmer opened up, rattling off a list of things customers can expect to see in Vista's successor.
E-Tailers Leaving Money On The Table Thanks To Weak Web Sites
One week after I'd already bought three holiday presents online I learned that the vast majority of Web sites are vulnerable to attack by malicious hackers and that such security concerns are expected to drive away potential customers who would have shelled out nearly $2 billion online this year. The only real surprise is why those numbers aren't higher.
Cooliris: It's A Keeper
I've been using Cooliris for about a day now, and my verdict so far: it's a keeper.
Cooliris helps you check out a page to see if it's worth visiting. Cooliris is a browser plug-in that lets you mouse over Web links and get a pop-up window that shows the Web page on the other end of that link. It works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.
Visit Google's Super-Secret Experimental Playground: Searchmash
Searchmash is Google's site for experimenting with new features in its core search business.
Visiting Searchmash, you're confronted with a mostly-blank page, with a logo, and a one-line text entry field inviting you to type a search query.
Enter a query and you get a single page that shows search results, with side-panels showing search results in images, blogs, videos, and Wikipedia.
IBM Accelerates Installation
IBM announced new provisioning software that will help accelerate the deployment time for Microsoft Windows Vista customers
Real World: Vista
Vista arrived amid the glitz of Times Square and MTV, but now the real show begins
Workshare announced support for Microsoft Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system across its entire product line
Symantec Manages Exchange
Symantec will offer market-leading, end-to-end messaging management support for customers migrating to Exchange Server 2007
McAfee Intros Products
McAfee announced McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5 and McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise 8.5 support for Microsoft Windows Vista
Watch Out for Oracle BPMS
Oracle has one of the most widely used BPEL tools on the market, but so far they haven't shown up in Gartner's business process management suite (BPMS) magic quadrants. That should change soon. Recall that Oracle did an OEM deal in July with IDS Scheer for the ARIS Process Design Platform. At the time I speculated this had more to do with keeping up with SAP, but that's apparently not entirely true.
Web 2.0 And The Ajax Challenge
Web 2.0, and in particular the Ajax technology that often embodies it, has the technology world abuzz. Ajax facilitates more interactive Web sites that deliver a better user experience. With Ajax, Web-based software makes data retrieval transparent to the user, so software behaves more like it's running locally.
Gingrich: Government Needs To Limit Free Speech
WCSH6 in Portland, Maine: "Gingrich Says Government May Have To Limit Speech In Terror War: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich used a New Hampshire event dedicated to freedom of speech to say the United States will have to re-examine that constitutional right as it fights terrorism." He reportedly singled out the Internet as a channel that needs "a different set of rules."
This story has been making the rounds of the Int
BitTorrent Raises $25 Million, Ousts Founder Bram Cohen
TechCrunch is reporting that BitTorrent received $25 million in funding and ousted CEO Bram Cohen, who created the BitTorrent protocol. The company signed licensing agreements with Warner Bros., Paramount, and others to sell movies and TV shows priced starting at $1 each, and will put its software on DVRs, cable boxes, and wireless routers to allow BitTorrent users to download legal movies or
Euro Market Promises Growth
Frost & Sullivan will host an interactive briefing to give participants an overview of the European Residential Security Market
Cooliris Is The Coolerest
Cooliris is a browser extension that give you previews of links without clicking on them, by hovering the mouse pointer over the link, then moving your mouse pointer over a tiny little icon that appears when you hover the mouse over a link. It works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.
Cooliris reduces back-and-forths that result from clicking a link and finding out that the page is unsuitable or the link broken.
To get a look at Co
Sophos Reveals Top Ten
Sophos announced the top ten viruses plaguing computer users worldwide during November 2006
The Ripple Effects Of E-Discovery
When I last tread this space, it was to alert readers who weren't already aware, of the Dec. 1rst launch of new federal rules regarding electronic discovery. By the way, there's no new law. The new requirements are just an extension of existing rules, which you can find here.
TriCipher Hires Exec
TriCipher announced that Vatsal Sonecha has joined its executive team as vice president of strategy and business development
Can YouTube Help Verizon Wireless' Video Business?
Next month YouTube, the popular video-sharing site recently acquired by Google, is going mobile on Verizon Wireless cell phones that use its Vcast service for on-demand video clips. YouTube will benefit from the deal by monetizing its free content, but Verizon Wireless will need to lower the price it charges for its video service if it wants more subscribers to tune in.
Is input or output encoding the better way to protect against cross-site scripting?
Inquartos Intros INM
Inquartos announces the availability of INM, a network management tool for corporate networks built on Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003
Secude Unveils 5.8
Secude signon Version 5.8 now adjusts even better to companies' individual security needs
PetroChina Selects Array
PetroChina has deployed Array's SSL VPN and Global Server Load Balancing platforms to deliver mission-critical applications
CommVault Enhances Search
CommVault announced data archiving software enhancements that improve legal search and discovery of enterprise Microsoft Exchange email
Vasco Secures 100
Vasco has passed the landmark of 100 customers in the US banking sector
TinyURL Comes To Firefox 2.0
One of my favorite Firefox extensions has finally been updated for Firefox 2.0. TinyURL lets you make wicked long URLs into short ones, which are easier to e-mail to other people, post to newsgroups, or write down with a pen and paper.
For example: Consider this URL:
Tabblo A Blow To iPhoto
The company releases a browser-based book editor that offers the ability to collaboratively assemble and print photo books online.
NSS Certifies McAfee IntruShield
McAfee IntruShield was the only Network Intrusion Prevention Solution (IPS) to receive the new 'Multi-Gigabit IPS'certification by the NSS